Call for Papers and Participation

First International Workshop on Scalable Web Services (SWS 2000)

in conjunction with

The 29th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2000)

Toronto, Canada, August 21-24, 2000

Tentative schedule

The importance and ubiquity of the World Wide Web for research and commerce is increasing rapidly. With this growth comes the inevitable strain on services provided through the Web, from limited metacomputing resources to domain name competition. High performance computing both benefits from the high degree of connectivity, while significantly impacting resource availability. Technologies such as agents, metacomputing systems, distributed caching systems, and enhanced scheduling methodologies are all advancing to meet the information distribution needs of a wired world. The proposed workshop intends to bring together the researchers and practitioners working on diverse aspects of this important emerging area in order to identify current status, fundamental issues, future problems and applications. We invite papers describing both theoretical and experimental research as well as experience reports and position papers. Of particular interest are experiences with parallel computing techniques and applications within the Web domain.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Papers describing ongoing or completed research and development efforts are sought. Submissions must not exceed 6 pages in length. The accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Interested authors should electronically mail a PDF file or a Postscript (ghostviewable) file of the paper to:
Daniel Andresen
Department of Computing and Information Sciences
Kansas State University
234 Nichols Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506 USA
Voice: + 785 532-6350
Fax: + 785 532-7353
If electronic submission is not possible, please send five hardcopies.

Important dates:

March 31, 2000  Paper Due
May 1, 2000         Author Notification
May 22, 2000      Camera-Ready Copy

Program Chair:

Daniel Andresen, Kansas State University, USA

Program Committee:

Anurag Acharya, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Mark Crovella, Boston University, USA
Arun Iyengar, IBM T.J. Watson Labs, USA
Sharad Garg, Intel Corp., Beaverton, OR, USA
Rich Wolski, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Tao Yang, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA